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May 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Waives Animal Adoption Fees to Celebrate National Pet Week

Adoption fees are waived at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center to celebrate National Pet Week. The no-cost adoptions are available from Saturday, May 4 through Saturday, May 11, and is sponsored by Montgomery County Partners for Animal Well-being (MCPAW). All species of animals at the adoption center qualify: cats, dogs, livestock and […]

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April 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Forest Glen House Fire Kills Man, Dog

Update: The man who was injured from a fire at his home in Forest Glen died from his injuries Thursday, according to police. Police have identified the man as Warren Baugh III, 43; Baugh was also a resident of the home. Detectives from Montgomery County Police’s Major Crimes Division, as well as fire explosive investigators […]

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April 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Celebrates First Dogs on National Pet Day

Admit it. Maryland has the cutest first dogs. Gov. Larry Hogan is joining in on the social media fun by posting photos of his dogs for National Pet Day. Hogan has two Shih Tzus that he adopted last May from BARCS Animal Shelter in Baltimore. According to The Baltimore Sun, his dog Anna (or Annapolis) […]

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March 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington. The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a […]

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February 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Warrior Canine Connection Restores Barn to Help More Veterans

Since moving to Boyds in 2016, the Warrior Canine Connection has continued helping military veterans and their families heal their wounds, both visible and invisible. The nonprofit organization breeds yellow and black labs, as well as golden retrievers. Immediately from birth, every puppy undergoes extensive training, preparing to work as a service dog for veterans. […]

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February 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Where Should Montgomery County’s Next Dog Park Be Located?

Montgomery Parks is looking for feedback from the community to help them determine the next dog park location. The feedback will be used in their Dog Parks Site Suitability (DPSS) Study. This study will not only be used “as a reference tool” for future dog parks but, according to Montgomery Parks, it “may also help identify […]

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January 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Dog Groomer Helps Furloughed Pet Parents

As we enter the fourth week of the federal government shutdown, more organizations and small businesses in Montgomery County are lending a hand to furloughed workers. We’ve seen pet stores distribute dog food, restaurants offer free lunches, MCPS host a job fair — now one small business is helping furloughed “pet parents” who have dogs that need […]

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December 17, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Hypothermia Alert: Keep Your Pets Warm

Montgomery County has activated its Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Tuesday at 2 p.m. These plans are activated when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Remember in addition to taking care of the elderly, homeless individuals, and children, that we should be cognizant of animals left in the cold. Animal neglect […]

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February 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Waives Animal Adoption Fees

Adoption fees have been waived at the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center. The no-cost adoptions continue until Sunday, Feb. 25, as part of a sponsored partnership with Friends of Montgomery County Animals. Staff and volunteers are eager to get the 100 available animals adopted to make room for new pets seeking their forever […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Katz Finds Common Ground with Dogs

A bill offered by Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz would create canine freedom at dog parks established by county municipalities. Katz introduced the bill at the council’s meeting June 20. Dogs now can be off-leash (technically “at large”) in dog parks in Montgomery County established and overseen by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission […]

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